An assassination attempt plunged Larry Speakes into the brightest of national spotlights as chief spokesman for President Ronald Reagan. When Reagan’s press secretary James Brady was severely wounded in the 1981 attempt on the president’s life, Speakes was thrust into the eye of the storm. As White House spokesman for six years, a long tenure in the sensitive post, he was credited with 2,000 news media briefings.
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Thursday 10 January 2008
The credit market crisis is forcing Wall Street firms to rip up even some of their best-laid plans, the latest example being Merrill Lynch's decision to postpone the building of a hi-tech skyscraper in midtown Manhattan.
Monday 15 May 2006
Cambridge Antibody Technology (CAT) is set to become the latest biotech group to lose its independence, selling out to AstraZeneca in a deal worth about £600m.
Wednesday 07 September 2005
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Wednesday 02 March 2005
Boots sent the first signal that the retail sector had failed to bounce back after a disappointing Christmas yesterday with a profit warning that knocked 4 per cent off its share price. Just six weeks after reassuring the City that profits to the end of March were on track, the group admitted its sales growth had dried amid a wider slowdown on the high street.
Saturday 23 October 2004
Wednesday 08 September 2004
A senior banker suing Merrill Lynch in a multimillion-pound sex discrimination case denied yesterday that she was "a pampered princess".
Saturday 19 June 2004
Merrill Lynch certainly did not pull any punches in its investment note on Bradford & Bingleyyesterday. It bluntly told investors to sell the stock and set a fair value target of 254p.
Thursday 29 April 2004
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Monday 05 May 2003
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Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
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London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
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- 2 Renee Zellweger on plastic surgery: 'I'm living a more fulfilling life and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows'
- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes too far at the Q Awards
- 4 Australian café owner sparks debate after saying 'No' to having unruly children on premises
- 5 NHS staff banned from drinking tea or coffee on the job because it looks like they're not working hard enough